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Silenced Sam: UNC reacts to the fall of the Confederate monument

A protestor is led away by police as demonstrators cover the a Confederate statue known as Silent Sam with banners Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C. Demonstrators surrounded and obscured the statue with large banners before toppling it.

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

August 23, 2018

On Monday, Aug. 20 the 105-year history of the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina [UNC] Chapel Hill came to an end. Protestors numbering in the hundreds came out the night before classes started to protest the statue and its place of prominence on...

Grad students track sea turtle nesting habits along NC coast

Data science student Olivia Bryson holds a baby sea turtle at the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

Kristen Yun, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018

UNC Wilmington data science students Adam Silva and Olivia Bryson have been tracking sea turtle nesting habits along the North Carolina coast. They have worked on the project with Chris Shank, director of Bald Head Island Conservancy. They have taken raw hand-recorded data from the past 37 years,...

New Hanover County unveils new 2018-2019 fiscal budget

New Hanover County unveils new 2018-2019 fiscal budget

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

May 16, 2018

On June 4 residents of New Hanover County will have the opportunity to voice their opinions to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on the newly recommended county budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The recommended budget was released to the public on May 3 and included a number of changes...

UNCW students reflect on the life and legacy of Linda Brown

Linda Brown (center) with Ethel Brown, Harry Briggs and Spottswood Bolling Jr. Public domain image courtesy of The Library of Congress.

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

April 19, 2018

On March 25, civil rights activist Linda Brown passed away at the age of 75 in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas. In 1951, Brown was at the center of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education at the age of nine. Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, Brown was exposed from an early...

Teachers in Okla. & Ky. walking out over salary and funding – How does N.C. compare?

Thousands of Kentucky school teachers marched Monday, April 2, 2018 from the Kentucky Education Association's headquarters to the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. to protest legislative changes to their pensions and education cuts. Public schools in all 120 Kentucky counties were closed Monday, either to join in the protest or because of spring break.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2018

In Oklahoma and Kentucky, public school teachers are walking off the job following similar actions last month from West Virginia school teachers. On Tuesday, the second day of the walkout, Oklahoma teachers stormed the State Capitol, demanding a $10,000 raise in pay as well as a $5,000 raise for support...

Wilmington protestors ‘call BS’ during March for Our Lives Rally

Wilmington protestors ‘call BS’ during March for Our Lives Rally

Meredith Hoffman, Travis Stoker, and River Bondurant

March 24, 2018

Citizens of Wilmington participated in the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday, as more than 2,000 protestors marched along the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington and crowded around the Lennon Federal Courthouse. The Saturday afternoon crowd showed that age was of no importance as young and old marched...

GALLERY: The March for Our Lives, Downtown Wilmington

Major areas of the March for our Lives protest in Downtown Wilmington saw protestors gather in front of the Alton Lennon Federal Building on North Water Street.

Travis Stoker and River Bondurant

March 24, 2018

Nearly 2,000 Wilmington residents and UNC Wilmington students took part in the international March for Our Lives protests on Saturday. Armed with signs and their own voices, protestors advocated for gun control in the wake of recent mass shootings which, in the past six months, left 58 dead at a Las...

Little Pink Houses of Hope bringing fundraising event to Wilmington

Flyer for the fundraising event

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 19, 2018

On March 1, the North Carolina non-profit organization Little Pink Houses of Hope [LPHOH] held a meeting on the UNC Wilmington’s campus. The meeting began with LPHOH planning and discussing the logistics of their fundraising event which will be hosted on Sunday, June 10 at River Front Park in Downtown...

The Azalea Belles: Southern charm or troublesome tradition?

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018

The Azalea Festival and the Cape Fear Garden Club have held a tradition since 1969 where young girls don Antebellum era attire and assume the roles of the Azalea Belles. The Belles, who represent the festival season and flowers, act as hostesses for the Garden Tour and they “enhance the beauty of...

Federal government holds offshore drilling meeting in NC

A line of off-shore oil rigs in the Santa Barbara Channel near the Federal Ecological Preserve en route to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in March 2015.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2018

In early January, the Trump administration announced that it would widely expand offshore drilling operations along the coastline of the United States. That announcement has been met with both praise and opposition from many individuals and organizations across the country. North Carolina Governor...

Wrightsville Beach re-nourishment well underway

Beach nourishment ongoing along North Carolina's beaches

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

February 27, 2018

With warm weather driving many to the beach in recent weeks, many have noticed the barges offshore and the pipes that sit on the shore of Wrightsville Beach. As part of a new project, 700,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from the ocean by the time the newest beach re-nourishment is complete,...

UNCW student spearheads campaign to get awareness posters in bar restrooms

The Change.org campaign is seeking to display awareness-based posters in local bars.

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2018

UNC Wilmington student Elise Yost started a Change.org campaign after a friend of hers detailed frequent harassment she had experienced in the local bar scene. The campaign, titled “Wilmington NC: Awareness Campaign to Stop Unwanted Groping in Bars (Wilmington, NC),” was started Feb. 5 in the...

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